King's Sutton railway station

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King's Sutton National Rail
King's Sutton
Location
Place King's Sutton
Local authority South Northamptonshire
Coordinates 52°01′16″N 1°16′52″W / 52.021°N 1.281°W / 52.021; -1.281Coordinates: 52°01′16″N 1°16′52″W / 52.021°N 1.281°W / 52.021; -1.281
Grid reference SP494360
Operations
Station code KGS
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Decrease 39,745
2004/05 Increase 40,321
2005/06 Decrease 35,215
2006/07 Increase 39,090
2007/08 Increase 44,512
2008/09 Decrease 44,466
2009/10 Decrease 39,994
2010/11 Increase 44,806
2011/12 Decrease 43,922
2012/13 Increase 47,970
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1 December 1873 (1873-12-01) Opened as King's Sutton
2 November 1964 Renamed King's Sutton Halt
6 May 1968 Renamed King's Sutton
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at King's Sutton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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King's Sutton railway station serves the village of King's Sutton in Northamptonshire, England. It is also the nearest railway station to the town of Brackley. The station is managed by Chiltern Railways, who provide services along with First Great Western.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway built the OxfordBanbury section of the Oxford and Rugby Railway between 1845 and 1850. However, the GWR did not open a station at King's Sutton station until 1872.[1] By 1881 the arrival of the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway via Chipping Norton had made King's Sutton a junction. British Railways withdrew passenger services between King's Sutton and Chipping Norton in 1951 and closed the B&CDR line to freight traffic in 1964. The station was reduced to an unstaffed halt from 2 November 1964.[2] BR removed King's Sutton station footbridge in the 1960s and replaced with a signal-controlled barrow crossing at the North end of the platform. An incident in early 2005 where a passenger was nearly hit by an express train saw the Northbound platform closed for a short period whilst security guards were brought in to man the crossing. This led to work starting on the bridge in late 2005 and completion in May 2006.[3] The old passenger shelter on the up platform was replaced by a new plastic and metal 'bus-shelter' style one.

A late night robbery in 2001 led Chiltern Railways to raise security concerns. As a result CCTV cameras were installed in 2002.

Routes and operators[edit]

King's Sutton station was upgraded and regained its footbridge in 2006.
A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways around King's Sutton
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Banbury   First Great Western
Cherwell Valley Line
  Heyford
Banbury   Chiltern Railways
London — Birmingham
  Bicester North
Banbury   Chiltern Railways
Banbury to Oxford
Limited Service
  Heyford
Historical railways
Banbury
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Oxford and Rugby Railway
  Aynho for Deddington
Line open, station closed
Great Western Railway
Bicester "cut-off"
Aynho Park
Line open, station closed
Great Western Railway
Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway
Adderbury
Line and station closed

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Compton, Hugh J. (1976). The Oxford Canal. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 117. ISBN 0-7153-7238-6. 
  2. ^ "Services withdrawn by L.M.R.". Railway Magazine (Westminster: Tothill Press) 110 (764): p.920. December 1964. 
  3. ^ http://www.nusteelstructures.com/pages/gallery_overrail.html

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